05 Nov 15. The Government of Lithuania has requested a sale of eighty-four (84) M 1126 Stryker Infantry Carrier Vehicles (ICV) with the ATK 30mm cannon, the XM813 30mm cannon or a European variant with the Remote Weapon Station and eighty-four (84) M2 Flex Machine Guns. Additionally, they have requested the ICV-30 package, including contractor logistics support, support equipment, spare parts, armaments, two (2) AN/PRC-152 Radios per vehicle, one (l) AN/PSN-13 DAGR per vehicle, one (l) VIC-3 per vehicle, training aids/devices/simulators & simulations (TADSS), translated technical manuals with laptop computers, training, Foreign Service Representatives (FSRs), OCONUS Contractor vehicle deprocessing services and technical assistance. The total estimated value of MDE is $462m. The overall total estimated value is $599m. The principal contractor is unknown at this time. There are no known offset agreements proposed in connection with this potential sale. (Source: glstrade.com)
05 Nov 15. Harris Corporation (HRS) has received a $10m order from an Eastern European nation to supply high-performance, high-frequency (HF) tactical radios that will create long-range, secure communication networks and enable users to connect seamlessly with coalition partners. The radios are based on Harris’ highly successful Falcon® HF tactical radio family, which is used by U.S., NATO, Partnership for Peace and other defense forces around the world. (Source: Yahoo!/BUSINESS WIRE)
04 Nov 15. Denmark signs for additional Millennium guns. Rheinmetall Defence has been contracted by the Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization to supply three more Millennium 35 mm naval gun systems to the Royal Danish Navy (RDN).
The contract, signed in London on 18 September, will bring the RDN’s Millennium inventory up to 11 systems. Delivery is scheduled for mid-2016.
Developed by Zurich-based Rheinmetall Air Defence (formerly Oerlikon Contraves), Millennium combines a gas-operated, four-chamber 35/1000 revolver cannon – capable of a rate-of-fire of 1,000 rds/min and a muzzle velocity of 1,000 m/s – and 35 mm AHEAD (Advanced Hit Efficiency And Destruction) programmable fuze ammunition. The system uses an off-mount weapon control system to provide fire control and weighs 4,000 kg per mounting (including 252 rounds of on-mount ammunition). (Source: IHS Jane’s)
04 Nov 15. The Government of France has requested a possible sale of two-hundred (200) AGM-114K1A Hellfire Missiles; Hellfire Missile conversion kits; blast fragmentation sleeves and installation kits; containers; and transportation. The estimated cost of MDE is $25m. The total estimated cost is $30m. There is no principal contractor for this sale as the missiles are coming from U.S. Army stock. (Source: glstrade.com)
04 Nov 15. The Government of Italy has requested a possible sale of Major Defense Equipment (MDE) items including one hundred and fifty-six (156) AGM-114R2 HELLFIRE II Missiles; eight (8) HELLFIRE II, M36-E8 Captive Air Training Missiles (CATMs); and thirty (30) GBU-12 Laser Guided Bombs. Non-MDE items requested include thirty (30) GBU-38 Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs); five (5) HELLFIRE M34 Dummy Missiles; thirty (30) GBU-49 Enhanced Laser Guided Bombs; thirty (30) GBU-54 Laser JDAMs; twenty-six (26) Bomb Racks; six (6) MQ-9 weaponization kits and installation; thirteen (13) M-299 launchers; two (2) AN/AWM-103 test suites; personnel weapons training/equipment; spare parts; support equipment; publications and technical data; U.S. Government and contractor technical assistance; and other related elements of program and logistics support. The estimated MDE value is $18m. The estimated total value is $129.6m. The prime contractor will be the General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems, Inc. of San Diego, California. (Source: glstrade.com)
30 Oct 15. BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, York, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $245,266,248 m